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Strategic Financial Management - MBL922N
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is fundamental to understanding and running a company, as managerial finance principles are used to an increasing extent. This module will therefore be useful to students who work in a business environment, which requires a scientific approach to business decisions.
Global Business Environment - PBA4802
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to analyse the global business environment with a view to make informed business decisions. This implies that they will be enabled to integrate closed and open systems thinking; to evaluate global business opportunities for purposes of decision-making; and to design solutions for cross border business relationships. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration.
Strategy Dynamics and International Business - MBL923P
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students to understand how sources of competitive advantage evolve over time. Qualifying students will be able to identify instances of dynamic strategy and make recommendations on sustaining competitive advantage; corporate strategic decisions and management; and international strategy and management.
Stakeholder Management - PBA4803
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to gather, interpret and synthesise information for stakeholder group decision-making. This implies that they will be enabled to explain the influence of various contemporary theoretical perspectives on managing stakeholders; discuss the key institutional and legal frameworks that influence stakeholder group relations; assess the relationships between organisations and stakeholder groups; incorporate stakeholder group issues and expectations into business decision-making. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Information Resource Management - MBL924Q
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is designed to provide insight into key managerial issues in organisations that use information, information systems and information technology to obtain and sustain a competitive advantage. The module focuses on the strategic use of information and the transformation of that information into knowledge by evaluating and exploiting opportunities in the new economy. More specifically, the purpose of MBL924Q is to: introduce students to the basic concepts of business information systems and the way in which they are used in organisations to gain a strategic advantage; introduce students to e-business and the management of e-business strategies; help students gain insight into the development of business information systems and the way these systems are managed.
Decision Support Systems for Managers - PBA4804
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes explaining the art and context of decision-making in business organisations. This implies that they will be enabled to evaluate the impact and consequences of decisions-making in business organisations; applying quantitative and quantitative techniques to improve decision-making; and have the insight in explaining the importance of creativity and innovation in decision-making. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Business Ethics - MBL926S
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The MBL926S Business and Professional Ethics Module examines ethical issues and dilemmas covering a range of complex and controversial issues relating to business and institutions in the South African and global economy and serves to illustrate their impact on society. Ethical theories, principles, norms and standards underpinning the business ethics field will be introduced, and the student shall have an opportunity to apply these to business situations. More specifically, the course focuses on ethical Values and principles, as enshrined in the Constitution of South Africa, and explores issues of human dignity, human rights, globalization, corporate governance and sustainability.
Value Chain Management - PBA4805
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management positions. Students that complete this module will be able to manage value chains for effective organisational functioning. Managing the value chain as a system is vital for purposes of upgrading and continuous improvement. Students will be taught how to manage a value chain with the objective of continuous improvement. This module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of business administration and business leadership
Change Management - MBL93AR
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The Change Management module is a component of the Masters in Business Leadership (MBL) programme. The main purpose of this course is to help students gain a better understanding of organisational change: how and why organisations change - based on an understanding of organisational structures, management and behaviour. Describing and discussing the key approaches to organisational change, and setting these within the broader framework of the development, operation and behaviour of the organisation and those who populate it, also assist students to analyse the benefits, applicability and usefulness of the approaches to their respective organisations and environments. This course addresses both theory and real-life applications.
Leadership and Organisational Behaviour - PBA4806
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will be able to lead and manage individuals and teams and contribute to leading organisations effectively. More specifically, the purpose of the module is to gain knowledge, values, attitudes, skills, and competencies to analyse and solve problems related to current leadership challenges in the workplace. Specific reference is made to leadership theories of the 21st century, the relationship between leadership and organisation behaviour including matters such as employee motivation, conflict resolution, transformation and cultural diversity as well as new forms of organisational design. The module provides competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Managing and Resolving Employment Relations Issues - MBL93BS
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with a thorough knowledge and understanding of conflict management, dispute resolution, collective bargaining and the legal aspects of employment relations, so that students are well equipped with the competencies to manage employment relations, both individual and collective in nature.
Accounting for Managers - PBA4807
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to interpret and evaluate the different financial reports; to read and analyse financial statements; understand the capital budgeting process; to evaluate a company's management of working capital; to evaluate costing and product pricing decisions; and to evaluate the budgeting process of an organisation. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Corporate Governance - MBL93CT
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with a thorough knowledge and understanding of conflict management, dispute resolution, collective bargaining and the legal aspects of employment relations, so that students are well equipped with the competencies to manage employment relations, both individual and collective in nature. The purpose of this module is to explore the principles of good corporate governance with particular focus on the role of boards and directors in integrating company strategy with values and ethics that underpin sustainable practices. The module develops competencies to apply an integrative approach to good governance. A fair amount of time will be spent on duties and obligations of directors affected by the King Code of Governance Principles (King III), including JSE listed companies, banks and financial services institutions, as well as public sector enterprises. The impact of the new Companies Act 71 of 2008 on Directors will be looked at. The module will start off by examining theories and models of corporate governance.
Information and Knowledge Management - PBA4808
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to evaluate information and knowledge as leverage for effective organisational functioning with a view to making informed business decisions. This implies that they will be enabled to evaluate the various acquisition methods of data, information and knowledge; discuss and evaluate MIS and KMS; explain and evaluate IT strategy; manage various decision support systems and competitive intelligence tools. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business leadership.
Corporate Strategic Management - MBL93DU
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module, Corporate Strategy, is to enable the student to gain insights into what drives strategy in a multi-business corporation.
Integrated Management Practice - PBA4809
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to synthesise and integrate the eight discipline-based modules of the PGD (business administration). Students who complete this module will be able to determine the information to be gathered regarding the economy, stakeholder groups, value chains, leadership and organisational behaviour and the financial position of an organisation for well-informed decision-making. It implies a holistic framework, the required perspectives and the ability to empower other people, to unlock hidden talent and to enhance the required resources. For the module students need to synthesise and integrate cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills to connect application. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Advanced Financial Management - MBL93EV
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to obtain an overview of the latest research that has been published in the field of finance and to learn how to conduct a good literature review.
Advanced Financial Systems - MBL93FW
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to expose students to different types of financial systems. The kind of environment in which a company operates can have a significant effect on the type of control and communication system chosen and implemented. Students will be taught how to establish management policies and organisational structures that help resolve system challenges. Information systems (IS) that depend on data from other functional areas which includes the people, procedures, software and computers that store, organise, analyse and deliver information will be included in the module.
E-Business and Technology Management - MBL93GX
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to look at in depth strategic and management issues from the perspective of a technology manager. The emphasis is therefore not on the technical details of all the functional areas, but rather on the most important ways that relationships with other areas affect choices of strategy. Learning about the relationships between the different elements and topics of the module and the cross-functional linkages will improve your ability to develop technology strategies and plans.
Marketing Management - MBL913M
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental concepts, theories and processes of marketing management, and a broad range of marketing-related issues. The module is aimed at assisting students to understand the role of marketing in creating value, in achieving organisational success and in contributing towards environmental and social sustainability. This module also helps students to develop skills to understand and apply marketing concepts, develop appropriate marketing strategies and implement them in the current dynamic business environment. This module covers social and environmental aspects of marketing along with traditional profitability and consumer-related perspectives.
Supply Chain Management - MBL93HY
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with competencies to function effectively in senior and executive management positions. More specifically, the purpose of the module is to empower students to gain knowledge, values, attitudes, skills and competencies required to effectively manage and lead complex supply chains in any industry sector. On completion of the module, you will be able to lead and manage individuals and teams and contribute to effective and sustainable performance of complex supply chains.
Financial and Management Accounting - MBL914N
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to expose students to the cutting edge of current financial and cost management accounting thinking. This module has been prepared in such a way that it is accessible to those who do not have a basic understanding of finance. By the end of this module, you should feel comfortable working with financial accounting and management accounting experts in any area in a business. This module encompasses part A (Financial Accounting) and part B (Management Accounting).
Advanced Marketing - MBL93J4
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to address issues such as marketing strategy creation, marketing strategy implementation and measuring marketing's contribution to the financial success of organisations. This module consists of two components, namely, marketing strategy and marketing metrics. While a great deal of emphasis is placed on creating and implementing a marketing strategy, less attention is focused on measuring marketing performance.
Strategic Management - MBL915P
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the learning in this module is to enable students to integrate the process, content and context in evaluating and developing strategies at the organisation level. Qualifying students will be able to identify opportunities for strategic innovation, and will be able to make recommendations on strategy implementation. These students will also be able to appreciate the role of strategic leadership in crafting and implementing strategies.
Executive Project Management - MBLEPMY
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the learning in this module is to equip graduate students with a comprehensive and systematic knowledge base of strategic project management, including a set of best practices within organisations for creating an environment for successful projects. The module provides students with a contemporary and comprehensive knowledge base on how to develop project management as an organisational practice.
Economics and The Global Business Environment - MBL916Q
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Qualifying learners will be able to gain an understanding of the global business environment and will have the knowledge to make informed business decisions in a complex global business environment. Qualifying learners will be able to take advantage of international business opportunities that arises due to the globalisation of markets and production.
Research Report (MBL) - MBLREPP
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 72
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students to conduct an acceptable business research project under supervision and to produce an acceptable research report.
Leadership and Organisational Dynamics - MBL921M
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students at corporate, business and operational levels in organisations to gain knowledge on theoretical insights based on Leadership Theories over the past number of decades. The theoretical insights are aimed at promoting informed knowledge on understanding how followers get to do a leader's will and the attributions of followers and leaders to act as catalysts for moving decisions at the three levels forward into actions that leads to the realization of the mission and finally the vision of the organization.
Economics for Managers - PBA4801
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to analyse Economics for Managers with a view to making informed business decisions. This implies that they will be enabled to explain economic phenomena that influence business organisations; predict the effect of changes in economic variables; analyse the impact of economic changes on specific business organisations; and revise business decisions by monitoring changes in economic phenomena. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.